Gwyneth Paltrow's SHOCKING split

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Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin have officially SPLIT
I have to say, I was pretty surprised to read Gwyneth's statement today, posted on her Goop website.   

Conscious Uncoupling is what she and hubby Chris Martin are calling it.   I'm calling it plain ol' sad.

The two announced that after 11 years of marriage, they have decided to separate.  Here is their official statement:

"It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate. We have been working hard for well over a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible between us, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate. We are, however, and always will be a family, and in many ways we are closer than we have ever been. We are parents first and foremost, to two incredibly wonderful children and we ask for their and our space and privacy to be respected at this difficult time. We have always conducted our relationship privately, and we hope that as we consciously uncouple and coparent, we will be able to continue in the same manner.

Gwyneth & Chris"

It's hard to judge what exactly led to this decision, especially considering Gwyneth and Chris really did a great job at keeping their private lives private.   The last high profile public appearance they made together was way back in January... but look how happy they appeared:

Well, we can expect to not see much of these two any time soon.  Sources say they are "planning to remain out of sight for the next two weeks or so."    Their main focus now is protecting the privacy of their two children, Apple and Moses.

I always feel some sense of sadness when I see couples like this dissolve, especially after a long marriage... but what frustrates me even more than the split - is the downplaying of it.

According to E! online, a source close to Gwyneth and Chris said:

"It's not a sad thing, they're two grown-ups. They're best friends. Most important are the kids and they will continue to co-parent. They're in a great place. They tried, but know this is a better way for them to be. They still love each other, but they realize it's best not to be a couple anymore."

Sugar coating.  That's what ^ that ^ is.  This is NOT a great place to be in... I don't care how amicable the split was.  This IS a sad thing, especially for the two children who find themselves in the middle of it all.   I realize that in today's society divorce has unfortunately become the norm.  I get it.  But that doesn't make it any easier.

I'm really not trying to be negative here - you guys know I always like to keep the tone a lil more upbeat on my blog - but I'm just being honest.  Yes, Apple and Moses are blessed to have two parents that love them, however there's no doubt that their lives are forever changed from this point on. 

#EndRant :)